President of Guatemala facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPresident of the
Republic of Guatemala
Presidential Standard of Guatemala
Coat of arms of the President
|Office of the President of Guatemala
National Security Council
Most Excellent Mr. President of the Republic
(alternative formal, diplomatic outside of Guatemala)
|Appointer||Supreme Electoral Court|
|Term length||Four years
|Constituting instrument||Guatemalan Constitution|
|Inaugural holder||Mariano Rivera Paz|
|Formation||3 December 1839|
|Deputy||Vice President of Guatemala|
|Salary||146,950 GTQ monthly
($19,742 as of May 2018)
The President of Guatemala (Spanish: Presidente de Guatemala) officially known as the President of the Republic of Guatemala (Spanish: Presidente de la República de Guatemala), is the head of state and head of government of Guatemala, elected to a single four-year term.
The job of President was created in 1839. From 1821 until 1839, the head of state of Guatemala was styled simply as Head of State (Spanish: Jefe de Estado).
Requirements to hold office
According to article 185 of the constitution, the following is required to be president:
- A Guatemalan of origin who is a citizen in good standing.
- Forty years of age.
Living former presidents
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